Looking for a job as a flight attendant in the United States? To help make the job hunt as easy as possible we have compiled a list of all the US airlines. Each airline listed here links directly to their recruiting webpage.
The airlines next to this emojiare the ones currently hiring.
Last update: January 2023.
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Alaska Airlines is a member of the Oneworld Alliance, it is headquartered in Seattle, Washington (SEA).
They operate flights within North America only (The US, Canada, and Mexico) and have a close partnership with American Airlines.
American Airlines is a member of the Oneworld Alliance, it is headquartered in Dallas Fort Worth (DFW).
They are the largest airline in the United States.
They generally have applications open year-round although often only for people with specific language qualifications. Generalized applications are usually open in late summer, early fall.
Delta Airlines is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, it is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (ATL).
It is one of the “Big 3” airlines in the US. Delta offers separate application pools for candidates with specific language qualifications so be sure to apply within the right pool if you speak a desirable foreign language.
Hawaiian Airlines is an independent airline that partners with a few other airlines including JetBlue, it is headquartered in Honolulu (HNL).
It currently operates flights between the Hawaiian islands, North America, Asia, and the South Pacific.
United Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance, it is headquartered in Houston, Texas (IAD).
Like the other major US international carriers, they offer specific hiring pools for specific language speakers.
Allegiant Airlines is one of the largest US low-cost carriers, it is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS).
It hires flight attendants based upon openings at specific base-locations so you can apply for a spot at the bases you want to specifically end up at.
Avelo Air is an “ultra” low-cost airline headquartered in Houston Texas, although it doesn’t have a base there.
Breeze Airways is a low-cost airline headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
It also offers candidates the ability to apply directly to a specific base (or all bases at once).
Frontier is a low-cost airline headquartered in Denver, Colorado. It is a relatively large airline boasting 31 international destinations in addition to many domestic destinations.
JetBlue is a major US, low-cost airline headquartered in Long Island City, Queens, New York. It is one of the US’s only truly international low-cost carriers.
Southwest is the world’s largest low-cost carrier, headquartered in Dallas, Texas (Love Field). It operates flights domestically within the US and to 11 different countries.
Spirit Airlines is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is a major low-cost carrier in the US.
Be ready to take a test when you apply because their application process is known to include a rather grueling competency test to screen for consistency.
Sun Country is an ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Training takes place in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Air Wisconsin is a regional carrier, that Airline just joined the American Airlines/ American Eagle family in 2023!
The airline is headquartered in Greenville, Wisconsin.
Cape Air is a regional airline that currently operates flights along the East Coast of the US, it is headquartered in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Most of its fleet is too small for flight attendants, so the first officer fills this role instead.
Commute Air is a regional carrier and part of the United/ United Express family.
The airline is headquartered in North Olmstead, Ohio.
Contour is a feeder airline headquartered in Smyrna, Tennessee.
It partners with American Airlines by operating flights from very small regional airports to larger American Airlines hubs.
Contour is currently hiring flight attendants for charter and scheduled flight types (Corporate v. Commercial).
Denver Air is a subsidiary of Key Lime Air that operates scheduled regional flights across nine states in the American West.
Hiring takes place via Key Lime Air.
Envoy is a regional carrier headquartered in Irving, Texas (DFW) and is a part of the American Airlines/ American Eagle family.
Envoy is currently offering a 3,000 bonus for new hire flight attendants.
Gojet is a regional carrier headquartered in Bridgeton Missouri and a member of the United/ United Express family.
Applications are pooled by base.
Horizon is a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, so the hiring portal is housed on the same site as the hiring portal for Alaska Airlines.
Key Lime Air is a feeder airline headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
It operates a fleet with 28 aircraft.
Mesa a regional carrier headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
It operates flights for both United Express and American Eagle.
PSA is a regional carrier headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. It is a member of the American Airlines/ American Eagle family.
Training is paid, and takes place in Charlotte, NC.
Piedmont is a regional carrier headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland and based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
It belongs to the American Airlines/ American Eagle family.
Republic is a regional carrier headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It operates flights for American Eagle, Delta Connection, and United Express.
SkyWest is a regional carrier headquartered in St. George Utah.
It operates flights for Delta Connection, American Eagle, United Express, and Alaska Airlines.
Silver Airways is a feeder airline headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
It operates flights in the American Southeast and the Caribbean. They appear to only be hiring pilots at the moment.
Atlas Air staffed by (Flight Services International) is an international private charter airline headquartered in Purchase, New York.
It is well known for operating flights for the US military and has many government contracts.
Global Crossing Airlines is a private charter airline headquartered in Miami, Florida that offers a fully-customizable experience or very elite passengers.
Swift/ iAero Airways is a charter airline headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is the largest charter airline in the US offering private flights for elite travelers.
They have contracts with other 500 companies and the US government.
National Airlines is headquartered in Orland, Florida and offers luxury charter flights to elite clients. It is, however, primarily a cargo airline.
Northern Pacific Airways is a charter airline that is starting to transition into becoming a low-cost carrier. It is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.
Omni Air is a charter airline headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It offers charter flights and primarily has contracts with the US government.
Ravn Alaska is a charter airline headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska that serves small communities in Alaska.
World Atlantic Airlines is a charter airline headquartered in Village Gardens, Florida. Their fleet is primarily made up of MD 80s.
Aero is a private airline headquartered in the United Kingdom that offers private jet service to extremely, extremely elite clients.
Air Sunshine is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and offers private flights to elite passengers in and around Florida and the Caribbean.
Eastern Airlines was once one of the greatest airlines in the United States. It is now headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and offers flights at random.
Is it a regional airline? A charter airline? A scheduled carrier? It’s a little bit of all of those!
Elite Airways is a combo airline headquartered in Portland, Maine, which will offer schedule flights based on passenger demand.
They openly accept CVs and cover letters if you are interested in working for them, but they are not actively hiring.
ExcelAire is a charter airline headquartered in Long Island. It offers flights for elite clients.
Their fleet includes private jets and helicopters.
Mokulele Airlines is a subsidiary of Southern Airways Express, it operates as a commuter airline connecting the Hawaiian Islands.
Netjets was one of the first private jet charter airlines in the United States.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, it is now one of the major names in private aviation.
JSX is a charter airline that also offers scheduled flights within the United States.
Xo is an on-demand private airline headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It offers a membership for clients that basically allows people to co-own a private jet.
Think about a timeshare for private aircrafts that come equipped with an on-demand flight crew.
There are many airlines currently hiring flight attendants in the United States. Depending on whether you are looking to work for a major commercial airline, or a small corporate, private airline. Your options and opportunities are wide open.